Tip 25. What’s in a name?

The word for “name” in Spanish (nombre) is close to the Portuguese (nome). Just take out the “br” and you have it. Nome.

Example 1:
English: What is your name?
Spanish: ¿Cómo se llama? / ¿Cuál es su nombre?
Portuguese: Qual é o seu nome?

Example 2:
English: My name is Carlos
Spanish: Me llamo Carlos.
Portuguese: O meu nome é Carlos.

Sound Brazilian! Although the most common way to say “My name is…” in Spanish is Yo me llamo… don’t let your Spanish get in the way. Brazilians don’t usually say it that way. It’s best to say O meu nome é… and then you’ll sound Brazilian.